Posted: November 1st, 2017
Acarbose (Precose), an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, is prescribed for a female client with type 2 diabetes mellitus. During discharge planning, nurse Pauleen would be aware of the client’s need for additional teaching when the client states:
A. “If I have hypoglycemia, I should eat some sugar, not dextrose.”
B. “The drug makes my pancreas release more insulin.”
C. “I should never take insulin while I’m taking this drug.”
D. “It’s best if I take the drug with the first bite of a meal.”
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